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Arco is well renowned for different type of climbing. People can practice this sport on countless natural and artificial walls. Arco is also an international location for worldwide competitions


Garda Trentino offers a wide range of opportunities to spend a holiday surrounded by nature. Thanks to its mild climate people can go climbing on more than 200 tracks all year long. There are plenty of natural walls overlooking the lake that have always promoted this area as one of the best in Europe. There are many woods, breath-taking landscapes and the historical and archeological sites such as the forts on Mount Brione and the ancient military road Ponale which is an ancient fortified track overlooking the lake, rich in tunnels, complex passages and trenches dating back to 1914/1918.



On behalf of the Autonomous Province of Trento and the public administration boards more than 400 itineraries have been made safe and accessible to people so to enjoy the beauties of the place.

The Trentino section of Lake Garda is also an important location for world famous competitions such as the “IFSC Climbing World Championship 2013” held in Arco this year. Other events are on next year agenda, for example the “Rock junior European youth climbing days”, international festival for young climbers to be held in Arco on 25th and 26th of August 2013 and the “Rock Master”, the international competition of rock climbing to be held in Arco on 1st and 2nd September.


Interesting suggestions:

The forts of Mount Brione

The itinerary starts at Porto S. Nicolò in Riva del Garda and follows the Path to Peace till Forte Garda and the Batteria di Mezzo. It goes ahead to the edge of Mount Brione where there are the ruins of the Forte S. Alessandro. From here the way back to Porto S. Nicolò.

Difficulty: Moderate Difference in altitude: 300 m Time: 2 h

Strada del Ponale: Riva-Pregasina-Riva

It is a wonderful walking trail for families. It is easy and safe all year long. People will always remember the fascinating landscapes a mix of historical sites and natural beauties.

Difficulty: Easy Difference in altitude: 450 m to Pregasina Length: 14 km Time: 3 h

Itineraries for families and children: the path Giacomo Cis can be recommended even though people should take care downhill because of the lack of protections in some points.

Via Ferrata "Via dell’Amicizia" to cima S.A.T.

Starting point: Riva del Garda Path: n. 404/B Difficulty: professional hikers with equipment Difference in altitude: m. 1200 of which 650 of via ferrata Time: 6 h (2 hours for the ferrata)


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Are you looking for an active holiday to do sailing? Lake Garda is the right place for you! Come and visit us!



Both windsurf and kitesurf lovers can enjoy the strong winds of Lake Garda which regularly blow on the lake shores. The beginners can learn these disciplines in the morning when the soft wind called Peler blows on the lake. The more advanced professionals can have real fun after 1.00 p.m. thanks to the stronger wind called Ora. On the Lake there are also many sport clubs which offer a wide range of courses and many specialized shops where sport lovers can rent or buy boards or windsurfing equipment. Lake Garda is also known as one of the best location for the European regattas, many international competitions take place here every year and attract surfers and sailors from all over Europe.


When the lake is still or when the wind is soft in the evening you can go canoeing to discover the beauties of the lake and the surrounding areas. Those who are more daring can even enjoy the slalom at the mouth of River Sarca at Lido di Arco.

Here some local boat clubs: |